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A $15 fighter with a punch.

helters | Aug. 26, 2013 | Review of Skullgirls

Plays like: A slightly slower Marvel.

This is a good thing or a bad thing depending on what your background in fighting games is. If you've only played street fighter and never marvel vs capcom(or one of the many "anime" fighters out there), this isn't a bad place to start. Skull girls is a much faster game, focused much more heavily on the combos you can perform. But no worries, even if you've never played a combo heavy game, it has an excellent tutorial to get you ready to crack some skulls(lolol).

Visuals: Boobs. Uh, I mean, looks like someone put the simpsons, anime, and a rainbow in a blender.

SkullGirl's art direction is hit or miss, if you like you probably love it and if you don't like it you probably hate it. It might be too much to ask that one should play the game even if they don't enjoy the art style, so while this is a quality game, feel free to pass on it if you just can't get beyond how it looks.

Problems: It just lacks polish.

The biggest problem fighting games face is other fighting games. They stay around much longer and people are typically dedicated to only one or two. Some balance issues between the characters(too be expected for what is a tiny team), and some issues(admittedly personal) with game feel make for minor set backs. They are, however, enough for me not to want to walk away from Street Fighter.

Here's the deal: It's on PC now(and you get one more character!). If you haven't given this game a shot, this is the best version of it to go with. It's also only $15! If you like fighting games, no reason not to at least give it a go.